getting started

How do I start taking CrossFit?
In order to attend CrossFit classes you must be "CrossFit ready".  This just means you need to spend time with a trainer to learn the basic movements most often used during classes and how to execute them safely.  The easiest way to start is with the Fundamentals class, offered in a four week class format or a weekend intensive.  The cost of CrossFit Fundamentals is $180. Must be a Planet Granite Member (or pay a day pass for each class) to be enrolled! Another option is to try out our CrossFit Basics class.

CrossFit Basics
CrossFit Basics is for anyone who wants to learn more about CrossFit! This class will expose you to a few of the basic foundational CrossFit movements while providing a taste of what to expect in our CrossFit programming. This class is open to everyone and can be taken as many times as you want. It doesn’t matter if you are in shape or out of shape; bring a friend or just come and have some fun moving weights and experiencing a different kind of high intensity workout! This class is NOT a replacement for CrossFit Fundamentals.

What will I learn in a Fundamentals class that will prepare me for regular classes? 
The Fundamentals class will cover the nine basic movements that comprise the CrossFit workouts and that are the foundation of more advanced movements as you progress.  You will learn how to squat, front squat, overhead squat, shoulder press, push press, push jerk, deadlift, sumo deadlift high pull and medicine ball clean.  You will also learn how to scale the exercises for your fitness level.  Each class meeting includes a warmup, an introduction of skills and/or review, and scaled version of a workout.  It is a safe and fun introduction to CrossFit.  Once you finish class, you will be able to attend our regularly scheduled CrossFit classes!

What if I am familiar with CrossFit and already know these basic movements? 
If you have done CrossFit before and feel confident that you can excecute the movements properly, please contact our Head Trainer, Evan Mathis, for an assessment. These assessments are free of charge, but are required before attending a CrossFit Class. Evan can be reached at

Private coaching is also available if group classes don't work for you or if you want one-on-one coaching.  To schedule private sessions, contact or